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there was a thread about this a while back... and as far as i remember, as long as the switch is smooth, its alright. thats what the consant mesh gearbox is for. just dont rev too high when you do it... or too low.

if it feels right, do it
... i do
 

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just make sure when you upshift without the clutch you snap the throttle so you unload the tranny to make the shift
 

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It's possible, it's common and even relatively simple, but you have to know how to do it correctly. It requires a bit of Hand/Foot coordination.

I don't know how others do it, but this is the way I do it:

--It's best done when you are NOT in the low rev range. Ideally that would be above the 5 or 6K area.

--The higher the gear, the easier it is.

--If your engine oil is fresh, that would be better too.

--This is for UPSHIFTING only... downshift without clutch is a good way to risk fucking up your bike as well as risk a good highside too.

--Here's how I recommend doing it, that is, if you even WANT to do it:

1) Safety First, of course: Practice in an area that is safe with no traffic and lots of space

2) In the beginning, avoid practicing on 1st to 2nd gear shifting -- that's because of the presence of Neutral and the sensitive throttle at those low gears

3) starting with second or third gear, accelerate out of the low rev range

4) Get your foot underneath the shifter and 'pre-load' it a bit with a very small amount of force... not enough to shift it yet of course... you are just getting ready to shift, that's all...

5) In one SWIFT motion that should last no more than a split second, you are going to do the following, initiated by your right hand:

---- Momentarily shut off the throttle
---- Slide the gear into place
---- then immediately roll back the throttle

... all in one SMOOTH, SWIFT motion.

You can even practice the motion right now while sitting on your desk, just use some imagination.

6) If you did it correctly, the gear should have slipped right REALLY smooth like it was natural ... no clanking, funny metal sounds, cracking sounds...nothing.

With enough practice at the higher gears, you should be able to do it from 1st to 2nd fairly easily as well.

hope that helps.

[ 02-09-2003, 02:45 AM: Message edited by: migz123 ]
 

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Go for it, though don't try going down without the clutch
Can be done, I do it sometimes to amuse myself, but very rarely.
 

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the best way to shift while yanking the front end man. learn how to do it while flat and as soon as u loft the front end, it makes loooooong wheelies like picking up a bar slut
 

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I dont want to type it all out again..

If you really want to know what happens when you do this, go to This Site

We talked about this.

John
 

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John has some good advise there and that is: "Use the Clutch..." lol... the notion that you only save a nano second of time by upshifting without the clutch and risking destroying your tranny over time makes obvious sense.... unless you are 100% confident that you are doing it CORRECTLY, use the clutch!
 

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</font><blockquote><font class="small">Als antwoord op:</font><hr />
Go for it, though don't try going down without the clutch <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="images/icons/tongue.gif" /> Can be done, I do it sometimes to amuse myself, but very rarely.

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Hmmm it is possible, I do this only when I am a gear to high... and shift down to pick up the pace.... not to slow down that is....
 
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